Sign the Petition: Tell School Districts to Keep Commercial Advertising Out of Schools
Let’s Get Back to Commercial-Free Schools
Across the country, many school districts face significant budget shortfalls. Seeking alternative sources of revenue, growing numbers of districts are allowing corporations to advertise on school properties. Eager to target a potentially lucrative market, advertisers are marketing their products in school cafeterias, athletic stadiums, on school buses, on lockers, and even in classrooms.
Schools are no place for advertising. Allowing commercialism to infiltrate schools undermines their educational mission. Kids learn market values instead of civic values. And, often, it is junk food makers that are most eager to advertise in schools. In an already hyper-commercialized world, children need schools to be a sanctuary from the onslaught of advertising they face everywhere else.
To make matters worse, in-school advertising schemes rarely raise significant revenue for school districts. When they permit advertising, districts are left in the same financial hole they began in, but now their students’ education has been compromised.
Some things shouldn’t be for sale.
Add Your Name to the Petition Below
When you sign our petition, we’ll keep you posted on how you can take action in your community to stop school commercialism.
We, the undersigned, believe that commercial advertising has no place in schools. We call on school district officials to reject all plans to allow commercial advertising on school properties.
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|15305||Wed Sep 12 19:11:36 EDT 2012||Fran Collette||Boise, ID||Schools are for education, not commercialization!!!|
|15304||Wed Sep 12 18:47:23 EDT 2012||Dominick Saia||Louisville, CO|
|15303||Wed Sep 12 18:38:38 EDT 2012||Michael Madias||Portland, OR|
|15302||Wed Sep 12 18:30:47 EDT 2012||Andrea Jones||Aurora, IL|
|15301||Wed Sep 12 18:12:02 EDT 2012||Janet Bovenkerk||Park Forest, IL|
|15300||Wed Sep 12 18:08:41 EDT 2012||Desmon McMahan||Louisville, KY|
|15299||Wed Sep 12 18:06:32 EDT 2012||Richard and Angela Mankiewicz||Los Angeles, CA|
|15298||Wed Sep 12 17:34:35 EDT 2012||Sally Phelps||Taos, NM|
|15297||Wed Sep 12 17:22:23 EDT 2012||Desmon McMahan||Louisville, KY|
|15296||Wed Sep 12 15:22:06 EDT 2012||Marie Weis||Fox Island, WA|
|15295||Wed Sep 12 14:44:54 EDT 2012||George J. Krol||LONGMEADOW, MA|
|15294||Wed Sep 12 14:16:56 EDT 2012||GRETCHEN MILLER||Eugene, OR|
|15293||Wed Sep 12 13:51:01 EDT 2012||Daniel Senic||Portland, OR|
|15292||Wed Sep 12 11:47:43 EDT 2012||Rebekah Hardeson||Brighton, MA|
|15291||Wed Sep 12 10:59:31 EDT 2012||Walter Bloom||Dunwoody, GA|
|15290||Wed Sep 12 10:33:52 EDT 2012||Ed Taylor||Calinville,, IL|
|15289||Wed Sep 12 09:24:23 EDT 2012||Rebekah Hardeson||Brighton, MA|
|15288||Wed Sep 12 09:16:40 EDT 2012||Marcia Schumann||New York, NY|
|15287||Wed Sep 12 08:38:36 EDT 2012||Steve Overton||Leicester , ot|
|15286||Wed Sep 12 03:58:23 EDT 2012||Donna Hanson||Spring Hill, FL|
|15285||Wed Sep 12 02:27:23 EDT 2012||Marjorie Steakley||Dallas, TX|
|15284||Wed Sep 12 02:05:09 EDT 2012||Cisco Mendez||Fressno, CA|
|15283||Wed Sep 12 00:06:44 EDT 2012||Anonymous||New York, NY|
|15282||Tue Sep 11 23:53:46 EDT 2012||Oralia Acosta||Texas City, TX||STOP BUYING OUR KIDS, OUR FUTURE AND OUR COUNTRY!|
|15281||Tue Sep 11 23:51:27 EDT 2012||JM Hood||Riverside, CA|
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